Parva: A Tale of War, Peace, Love, Death, God and Man
Author : S.L. Bhyrappa
Parva, a modern Classic, is a novel based on Mahabharata. The novel narrates the story of Mahabharata mostly using monologue as a literary technique. Several principal characters found in the original Mahabharata reminisce almost their entire lives. Widely acknowledged as S.L. Bhyrappa’s greatest work, Parva is a transformation of an ancient legend into a modern novel. The main incident, the Bharata war, symbolic of the heroic but vain effort to arrest the disintegration and continue the prevailing order. Shot through with irony, pity and understanding objectivity, the novel ends with the true tragic vision of faith in life and hope for mankind. Parva has been translated into many Indian languages including English.